NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Walmart in Nacogdoches is undergoing an exciting upgrade to install an online shopping pickup service.
Starting June 6th, shoppers will be able to skip the hours of in-store browsing, in exchange for an online order option.
All they have to do is pick up the groceries from a so-called shopping tower.
Sarah Prentice is a mother of five and said the amount of time she spends shopping could be shortened by an online pickup.
"When I come in, it takes forever and a day to get my groceries for those three teenage boys and my daughter," Prentice said. "I'm wore out by the time it's over with."
Greg Heflin is a manger that has been working alongside other managers to make sure the shopping experience will be everything the community has hoped for.
"It's a lot of work that goes into this," Heflin said.
Only 1,000 stores have a pickup tower, and the Walmart in Nacogdoches will be one of them.
"Customers walk up to the screen on the tower, then that screens reads the barcode on their phone and it just dispenses that item to them," Heflin said.
Sarah said she knows this new shopping experience Walmart is adding will help other mothers like her.
"If I can do it online sitting in my recliner, and all I have to do is show up, then yes I'm ecstatic," Prentice said.
The actual launch date for the online pick up will be June 6, 2018, but shoppers can start making orders on June 3, 2018.
Walmart said on their launch date they will be handing out prizes to the first 50 online order shoppers.